It must be March once again because the San Antonio Spurs are refusing to lose. The past 17 years San Antonio’s conceded victories due to resting starters and stars, but this month it hasn’t mattered who plays and who doesn’t play for the Spurs just win.
Gregg Popovich gave Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili the night off at the Golden State Warriors on Saturday. The result was the same, with San Antonio prevailing 99-90 on the second game of a back-to-back.
The Philadelphia 76ers and Brett Brown had to be none too pleased. Philadelphia’s 25th blemish in a row happened emphatically 113-91 Monday at the AT&T Center despite Popovich resting three starters Danny Green, Tony Parker and Tiago Splitter.
The Sixers have already set a franchise record for most consecutive defeats and just trail the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers by one loss for the all-time NBA record of futility.